Howstrake Court, Onchan, Isle of Man.

Status: Approved at Planning Appeal

Situated on the site of the former Follies Cabaret Restaurant and overlooking Douglas Bay, this development takes the form of four blocks of Sheltered Housing Apartments, providing a total of 26 luxury apartments.

The accommodation complex is arranged around site access roads, parking facilities, and landscaped gardens and comprises of a main block of 16 apartments, including wardens accommodation, a communal lounge/dining room with kitchen facilities for social gatherings/functions, as well as two blocks of 4 apartments and a block of 6 apartments with basement car parking.

The architectural language takes its inspiration from the vernacular of the Arts and Crafts movement, with a mix of clay facing brickwork, rough cast render, tile hanging and half timbering with the incorporation of extensive detailing.